Want them all: Criterion’s ATP classic film flyers

A few days ago, we linked to Scott Morse’s sweet poster for the ATP film festival that’s being held this November, and suspected more cool old movie posters by cartoonists were forthcoming.

Well, just call us Salander, because earlier today, Morse retweeted a link from Criterion to a huge photo of the whole collection, which includes posters by (squinting hard) Kate Beaton, Scott Campbell, Connor Willumsen, Robert Goodin, Jason Latour, Francesco Francavilla and many more. We’re trying to get some images of the rest of the flyer, because they look amazing! The whole giant image is in the second link.

Super Cool: New Jack Kirby website and discussion

Looking to get high today? What If Kirby is a new site devoted to new, detailed, mind-blasting scans of Jack Kirby’s artwork, and honestly just a few minutes of browsing sent The Beat tripping into new realms. Purchase of a membership in the Jack Kirby Museum & Research Center gives access to the real hard stuff however: even bigger scans.

New Spidey Andrew Garfield was to the webbing born

There’s a new Spider-Man franchise underway and it stars young Brit actor Andrew Garfield as the webslinger. But who is this man and will he be able to fill the tights and heavy eyewear of Tobey Maguire and Nicholas Hammond before him?

Doing the rounds to promote his new film NEVER LET ME GO, he opened up for the first time about playing Peter Parker, and even if it’s just his press agent telling him what to say, as is so often the case these days, Garfield has sold it beautifully:

Nice Art: INCOGNITO variant cover by Sean Phillips

Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips‘ INCOGNITO is back, with a new miniseries, INCOGNITO: BAD INFLUENCES, and of course Phillips has provided a stunning cover for the first issue. The book is on sale on October 6.

You Must See This: Johnny Canuck

Via Superitch, an example of Canada’s WWII comics efforts, in the shape of a complete Johnny Canuck story.

We would give a lot to have a larger image of this cover, but alas, the internet has failed us. THAT’S how special Johnny Canuck is.

New MAD Magazine TV show debuts

The MAD Magazine show set for the dusk period between Cartoon Network/Adult Swim debuted last night, and the LA Times has an interview with the producers and clips and so on:

A tale of two comics shops

The comic shop profile is a staple of newspaper coverage of the comics industry and two recent store stories point to the past and the present of comics retailing pretty sharply.
From Miami, we have A&M Comics, voted the Best Comics Shop locally, and one of the oldest comics stores in the country — in the top three, says the piece. (We’re a little dubious about that — what say you, group mind?)

Two from Warren Ellis

A couple of quotes from Warren Ellis were making the Twitter rounds this weekend. This one, from 2000 (!), is from Ellis’ column for CBR, and concerns the fine art of writing a comic book pitch:

Welcome back, team America

Maybe it’s a little sad that summer is over, as dead leaves are already rattling in the gutters around Stately Beat Manor, but we always think of autumn as a time of socializing, renewal, and lowered electricity bills. There is much to celebrate! To kick things off, here’s a laugh from the inimitable Mitchell and Webb. Freddie and Daphne and their lesbian friend are okay to invite to the dinner party, but what about their pothead friend?